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Photographic Record of the Cooper River Bridge

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vol2_p049
vol2_p049 Image #411 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. U.S. Engineers' Snag-boat 'Wateree.'"; Image #442 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. Four-masted sailing ship passing under Cooper River Span."; Image #443 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-17-29. Progress."; Image #444 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-18-29. Looking west from Cooper River. Pier 10 at left. Town Creek Span in background."
22.
vol2_p053
vol2_p053 Image #453 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-20-29. Jacking stick for spreading trusses to connect bracing, etc."; Image #454 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. West arm (left) to L21. East arm (right) to L17 U18. (CL [center line] of span is at 22)."; Image #455 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Dummy jacking chord U17 U18 containing 500 ton jack for cantilevering suspended span."; Image #456 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Driving 10" [diameter] jacking pin in dummy jacking chord U17 U18."
23.
vol2_p056
vol2_p056 Image #463 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Progress."; Image #464 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Cantilevering the suspended span from each side."; Image #465 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-19-29. Navy oil tanker passing under the Cooper River Span."; Image #466 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-20-29. Looking east from north side of bridge. Anchor Pier 7 at right."
24.
vol2_p057
vol2_p057 Image #467 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-20-29. E.L.D.'s favorite view. See also Nos. 174, 364, 444, 494, 554, and 571."; Image #468 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-20-29. Progress."; Image #469 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-20-29. Deck of west cantilever arm. G.R. Bullard, H.J. Stetina."; Image #470 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Looking down on anchorage lighter for mooring other lighters. Four anchors controlled by steam hoist."
25.
vol2_p061
vol2_p061 Image #477 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. U22 L22 = CL [center line] of span. Closing bottom chord, north truss, in place."; Image #478 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-21-29. Progress."; Image #479 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Driving pin in L21 - East (See 476). This pin was later removed so that no shear could be transferred between the two cantilevers."; Image #480 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-22-29. Both closing bottom chords in place, and pins driven, but not yet connected to hangers. See 482."
26.
vol2_p069
vol2_p069 Image #500 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-28-29. The cooper River Cantilever as seen from the Drum Island Viaduct, looking east."; Image #501 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Omohundro (Oak), D.V. Lewis, Stevenson "Rube" Toms, Drake."; Image #502 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Swinging the suspended span. Fitting up bott. chord joints at L21 east."; Image #503 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-29-29. Swinging the suspended span. Connecting and fitting up closing top chord joints at U22."
27.
vol2_p073
vol2_p073 Image #510 (2.75" x 4.5"): "6-30-29. The completed Cooper River Span. Travelers and falsework not yet removed."; Image #511 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. Removing the temporary jacking chords at U17."; Image #512 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-1-29. The jacking chords at U17 removed."; Image #513 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-2-29. The suspended span hanging free. Jacking chords at U17 removed."
28.
vol2_p076
vol2_p076 Image #516 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-4-29. Another view of top chord at time of McKnight's death."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-8-29. View from top of water tank on Meeting St. near the West Approach. Town Creek span in foreground partly hiding the Cooper River span."; Image #523 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Falsework struts and bracing ready to be cut up into short lengths of scrap. See 579."; Image #524 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-9-29. Boat U1010 in drydock. Cap't. T.W. Murphy."
29.
vol2_p084
vol2_p084 Image #549 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-23-29. 12 x 12 Timber caps and blocking removed from the falsework bents."; Image #550 (4.5" x 2.75"): "7-25-29. Sling used for pulling piles - six parts of 1 1/4" [diameter] wire cable with overhauling ball at lower end. Photo shows sling just placed around pile, before taking any strain."; Image #522 (2.75" x 4.5"): "7-25-29. Office force and timekeepers. E. Neufer, E.L.D., W.R. Drake, Roberts, Bacot, D.W. Graham, Frank."
30.
vol2_p018
vol2_p018 Image #343 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Erecting bottom chord joint at L10, Pier 8. Weight 13 tons."; Image #344 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Same as 343. (Leatherman)."; Image #345 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-22-29. Pulling joint L10 back into place to connect to bott. chord L8 L10 and diagonal M9 L10."; Image #348 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. Bottom chord joint L10 before erection of stringers. Floorbeam in place."
31.
vol2_p019
vol2_p019 Image #346 (4.5" x 2.75"): " 5-22-29. East anchor arm just before erecting the joints at L10 on Pier 8. (See also 343, 344, 345, & 348)."; Image #347 (4.5" x 2.75"): "Traveler on floorbeam at L8, Span 7, from Pier 8."; Image #349 (4.5" x 2.75"): "5-23-29. Main bearing shoe, Pier 9. Anchor arm trusses not yet pulled back to connect to top shoe. See pulling and jacking devices, 350 and 351. 7'-3 x 8'-6 = 61.6 [square feet]. Max. Des. Load = 3,916,000 [pounds] = 63,540 [pounds/square feet] = 440 [pounds/square inch]. Max. Erec. Load = 2,658,000 [pounds] with suspended span cantilevered to center."
32.
vol2_p020
vol2_p020 Image #350 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. Pulling device (at left) at L0 - Span 9. Where deck span adjoins anchor arm."; Image #351 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. Jacking device at end of anchor arm. Pulling device, showing turnbuckle - just beyond."; Image #352 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-23-29. West anchor arm landed on Pier 8 (right)."; Image #353 (2.75" x 4.5"): "5-24-29. Looking west from Span 9."
33.
vol2_p087
vol2_p087 Image #561 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Four-masted Belgian Training ship lying at P.U.C. Dock. Masts 185 ft. high."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. The opening day. First cars going east, coming from Charleston."; Image #562 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-8-29. Free traffic till 4:00 P.M.! Cars now traveling in both directions."; Image #564 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Camera man ready to take movies of the floats parade - 2nd day of bridge opening."
34.
vol2_p088
vol2_p088 Image #565 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - second day of the opening celebration."; Image #566 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. P.U.C. float."; Image #567 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade."; Image #568 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-9-29. Floats parade - looking east from the toll house."
35.
vol2_p089
vol2_p089 Image #569 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-12-29. Toll House."; Image #570 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-12-29. Toll House."; Image #571 (2.75" x 4.5"): "E.L.D.'s favorite view again. See also Nos. 174, 364, 444, 467, 494, and 554."; Image #572 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-16-29. Turning a lighter over by sinking it and pulling against the tide with a rolling hitch."
36.
vol2_p090
vol2_p090 Image #573 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-16-29. Bottom side of lighter, showing barnacles and other marine growths."; Image #574 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-20-29. Pile-pulling derrick lighter sunk in 12 to 15 ft. of water at high tide."; Image #575 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-20-29. Sunken derrick lighter. Photo at low tide."; Image #576 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Same as above."
37.
vol2_p091
vol2_p091 Image #577 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Fallen stair tower - ready to be towed in."; Image #578 (4.5" x 2.75"): "8-29-29. The last stair tower, at Pier 7, being removed by tipping it over."; Image #579 (2.75" x 4.5"): "8-29-29. Falsework steel burned into scrap lengths 20" x 5'-0". See 523."
38.
vol1_p016
vol1_p016 Image #38 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-10-29."; Image #42 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29"; Caption under photos 38 & 42: "Timber Stair Tower, 12' x 16' in plan, and 110 ft. high. Eleven flights of stairs, each 10 ft. rise, of 12 steps each. Set up at bent 3W and braced to same at the 3rd points."; Image #43 (4.5" x 2.75"): "1-13-29"; Looking east toward Town Creek from Stair Tower. Material tower at Pier 4, on west bank of Drum Island, in the distance."
39.
vol1_p029
vol1_p029 Image #79 (2.75" x 4.5"): "150 HP Gasoline hoisting engine (#5 or #6). Weight 31 tons."; Image #80 (2.75" x 4.5"): "100 HP Gasoline hoisting engine (#7). Weight about 26 tons."; Image #81 (2.75" x 4.5"): "Progress 2-1-29."; Image #82 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. West cantilever completed to L12. Traveler at L10. Town Creek."
40.
vol1_p030
vol1_p030 Image #83 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Material Tower erecting Span Traveler B. Viaduct traveler erecting Span 5D - Drum Island Viaduct."; Image #84 (2.75" x 4.5"): "2-7-29. Falsework footings Nos. 4 and 5, east anchor arm - Town Creek."; Image #85 (4.5" x 2.75"): "2-7-29. Steel material Tower F067 & F0187. 40 ft. square x 130 ft. high to boom heels. Two 70 ft. boom (30 ton capacity). On dock opposite Pier 4"